Excerpt: This network interface card can be picked up for about £20 nowadays and is the card i used in my old PC, which is rarely used now but still has adequate capabilities. This network interface card was actually the one that came when we purchased it and can be easily found.
Summary: This gigabit NIC for the price is outstanding. It does the job required without any complaints - if not a little resource hungry. Taking into consideration the price, no needs for drivers (Windows sees this as a generic NIC and so has in built drivers that can be used for it).
Summary: The card was simplicity itself to install, provided you've installed the Belkin software first. It certainly speeded up traffic between my PC and my NAS devices. But. After a couple of months, it started to erratically drop speed down to 100Mbs - sometimes it would boot at 1000Mps and stay there for...
Summary: Installed a doddle, though the drivers the Windows Vista Business tried to install by default were slightly old (meaning less configuration options), but this was easily corrected by installing the latest drivers from the belkin website (note - choose realtek drivers, not Belkin!).
Summary: ABIT UL8 mother board running Win XP Pro, SP3, 1 gig Ram, Airport Extreme Base Station-Gigabit Ethernet Win XP didn't initially recognise the card so I downloaded the latest driver from Belkin.
Summary: We bought this as a simple replacement for an ageing server when the existing netgear card suddenly stopped working after annual pat testing although the server was only supposedly inspected visually and was not tested with high voltage.